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Recent awards & nominations

Picture the Sky

By Barbara Reid

  • Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best Booklist, 2017

I Am Canada: A Celebration

By Heather Patterson
Illustrated by Jon Klassen
Illustrated by Barbara Reid
Illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
Illustrated by Danielle Daniel
Illustrated by Geneviève Côté
Illustrated by Ashley Spires
Illustrated by Qin Leng
Illustrated by Jeremy Tankard

  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2017
  • Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best Booklist, 2017

The Way Back Home

By Allan Stratton

  • Short-listed, OLA Red Maple Award, Fiction, 2018
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Award, Young People's Literature - Text, 2017
  • Nominated, Carnegie Medal, UK, 2018
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2017

Restart

By Gordon Korman

  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction, 2018
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2017

The Vimy Oaks: A Journey to Peace

By Linda Granfield
Illustrated by Brian Deines

  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Express Award, 2018
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2017

Summer's End

By Joel A Sutherland

  • Short-listed, OLA Red Maple Award, Fiction, 2018
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2017

The Winnowing

By Vikki VanSickle

  • Short-listed, OLA Red Maple Award, Fiction, 2018

Exo

By Fonda Lee

  • Short-listed, OLA White Pine Award, Fiction, 2018

Braids!

By Robert Munsch
Illustrated by Dave Whamond

  • Winner, Reuben Award for Best Illustrated Book, National Cartoonists Society, 2017
  • Nominated, Rainforest of Reading Award, 2018
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2017

Happy Dreamer

By Peter H Reynolds

  • Nominated, Rainforest of Reading Award, 2018

Icarus Down

By James Bow

  • Winner, Prix Aurora Awards, 2017
  • Short-listed, Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2017
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2017
  • Commended, CBC Children's Book Panel Recommendation, 2016

Good Morning, Canada

By Andrea Lynn Beck

  • Commended, TD Grade One Giveaway Book, 2017
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2015

Haunted Canada 5: Terrifying True Stories

By Joel A Sutherland

  • Winner, OLA Silver Birch Award, Non-Fiction, 2016
  • Winner, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada), 2016
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2016

The Dogs

By Allan Stratton

  • Winner, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2017
  • Winner, OLA Red Maple Award, Fiction, 2016
  • Winner, Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2016
  • Short-listed, IODE Canada Violet Downey Award, 2016
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, 2016
  • Commended, Quill & Quire, Books of the Year, 2015
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2015
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2015
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2015

The Princess and the Pony

By Kate Beaton

  • Winner, CBC Children's Choice Book Award, Illustrator of the Year, 2016
  • Short-listed, Joan Betty Stuchner – Oy Vey! – Funniest Children’s Book Award, 2017
  • Short-listed, The Globe and Mail, Best Books of the Year, 2015
  • Commended, Quill & Quire, Books of the Year, 2015
  • Commended, Kirkus Best Books, 2015
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2015
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2015
  • Commended, Publishers Weekly, Best Books of the Year, 2015

Bittersweet

By Winnie Mack

  • Short-listed, Diamond Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2017

Hand in Hand

By Jean Little

  • Short-listed, Diamond Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2017

King Baby

By Kate Beaton

  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2017
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2016
  • Commended, Today's Parent 25 Best Kids’ Books of the Year, 2016
  • Commended, Globe 100: The 100 Best Books of the Year, 2016
  • Commended, Kirkus Best Books of the Year, Picture Books, 2016
  • Commended, CBC Holiday Gift Guide Selection, 2016

Slacker

By Gordon Korman

  • Short-listed, Cybils (Children's and Young Adults Bloggers' Literary Awards), Middle-Grade Fiction, 2016
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2016
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2016

The Story of Canada

By Janet Lunn
By Christopher Moore
Illustrated by Alan Daniel

  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2017
  • Commended, CBC Children's Book Panel Recommendation, 2016

An Inheritance of Ashes

By Leah Bobet

  • Winner, Copper Cylinder Award, 2016
  • Winner, Prix Aurora Awards, 2016
  • Winner, Sunburst Award, Young Adult category, 2016
  • Short-listed, Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award, 2016
  • Short-listed, Cybils (Children's and Young Adults Bloggers' Literary Awards), Young Adult Speculative Fiction, 2015
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2016
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2015

Young Man With Camera

By Emil Sher
Photographs by David Wyman

  • Winner, Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature, 2016
  • Short-listed, Amy Mathers Teen Book Award, 2016
  • Short-listed, Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2016
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, 2016
  • Short-listed, OLA Red Maple Award, Fiction, 2016
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Award for Children's Literature - Text, 2015
  • Runner-up, Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children, 2016
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2016

Sight Unseen

By David Carroll

  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2017
  • Short-listed, Sunburst Award, Young Adult category, 2016
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2016

Last Shot

By David Skuy

  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2017
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2016

Scenes from the Epic Life of a Total Genius

By Stacey Matson

  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2017
  • Commended, Junior Library Guild selection, 2017
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2016

A Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius

By Stacey Matson

  • Winner, Chocolate Lily Book Award (BC Children's Choice), 2015
  • Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children's Choice), 2016
  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2016
  • Short-listed, Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2015
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2015

Speechless

By Jennifer Mook-Sang

  • Winner, Surrey Schools’ Book of the Year, 2017
  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2017
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2017
  • Short-listed, Diamond Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2016
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction, 2016
  • Short-listed, IODE Canada Violet Downey Award, 2016
  • Short-listed, Langley Schools Book of the Year, 2016
  • Short-listed, CBC Best Books of the Year, 2015
  • Commended, TD Summer Reading Club, 2017
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2016
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2015

Colossal Canada: 100 Epic Facts and Feats

By Frieda Wishinsky
By Elizabeth MacLeod

  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2017
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada), 2016
  • Short-listed, OLA SIlver Birch Award, Non-Fiction, 2016
  • Commended, TD Summer Reading Club, 2017
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2015